Fashion, costume and performance connect Sue’s interdisciplinary creative work, teaching and research. Research into synaesthesia often informs Sue’s creative design practice and teaching. Her work occupies a position between the cultural, historical and social latitudes of fashion and costume, exploring and discussing the relationship of the body with environment, with an interest in recycling materials, mending and sustainable practice. Sue practices as a fashion and costume designer and has exhibited internationally. She has judged the World of Wearable Art Awards (WOW) as well as won several awards as an entrant.
Sue is Head of Department for Fashion Design at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.